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Break of Day by John Donne


"Break of Day" is a poem written by John Donne. This is a short and sweet poem written by Donne. It speaks of how the day does not break, but it is his heart because him and his love my part. He asks her to stay or his happiness will perish when his love is still new.

This poem is written as one stanza with six lines. It has the rhyme scheme AABBCC.


Break of Day

Stay, O sweet, and do not rise;
The light that shines comes from thine eyes;
The day breaks not, it is my heart,
Because that you and I must part.
Stay, or else my joys will die,
And perish in their infancy.

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